FOLLOWING a couple of false starts, organisers of the Muswellbrook Polocrosse Carnival are hoping for fine weather this weekend.
Teams from around the Hunter and afar will compete on Saturday and Sunday, with the event catering for all age groups from sub-juniors (under-12s), juniors (under-16s) and all ability levels with divisions ranging from E grade to A grade.
“For the past two years, the Muswellbrook carnival has been rained out, so we’re keen to see two days of polocrosse,” Kate Caruana said.
“The community is welcome to come out and enjoy the day, too.
“There will be canteen and bar services running all weekend with dinner and a DJ on Saturday from 6pm.
“The Muswellbrook Polocrosse Club has received some very generous support from local companies and business groups in the past two years to assist with the running of the carnival and prizes.
“The major sponsor, for the carnival from funds donated in the past, is Bengalla Mining Company, while Bec Hinze – 5HS is backing the Champion Australian Stock Horse for men’s, women’s and juniors.
“Other prize sponsors include Anglo American Drayton South, EquiLaw Solicitors, Pirtek, Edward Higgens Parkinson Real Estate, Landmark Townsend Scone, Carmyle Vet Services Quirindi, Coprice Horse Feeds, Equine Performance Medicine, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Scone Equine Hospital, Tony Jones Equine Chiropractic Services, Ranvet, Hunter Belle Cheese Factory and Café, Sweet Bulk, Hunter Mutual, Nelson Saddles and MACH Energy.”
Games start at the Rosebrook ASH Stud, just two minutes from Muswellbrook, on Saturday at 8am through to 3pm, with finals on Sunday from 8am to 2pm.
Entry to the grounds is via Wybong Road.
Anyone interested in trying out polocrosse and joining the Muswellbrook club are very welcome.
There are many more carnivals lined up for the season in the area and it is a great social and family weekend sport.
The club also boasts a Facebook page you can check out.
For more information, contact club president Colin Parkinson on 6543 1492.